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EDMONTON [url=]Womens Tom Pyatt Jersey[/url] , Alberta (AP) Oilers know theyve still got an outside shot at the playoffs. And they played like a team that has its sights set on the postseason.McDavid had a goal and an assist, Leon Draisaitl had three assists and the Oilers defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Thursday night. The win kept Edmonton within five points of the Colorado Avalanche for the Western Conferences second wild-card berth.Were not stopping pushing, regardless of how it looks when you look at the standings, forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins said. Were going to keep pushing, were going to keep picking up points and see what happens.Nugent-Hopkins, Kyle Brodziak and Zack Kassian also scored for Edmonton, which ended a two-game skid.Were trying to climb back in it, Draisaitl said, and we just have to take it game by game and try to collect as many points as we can on this homestand and the rest of the games and see where we stand.David Savard had the only goal for the Blue Jackets, who have lost three in a row.Columbus loss coupled with Montreals 4-0 shutout of the New York Islanders earlier in the night put the Canadiens into the Eastern Conferences second wild-card spot, one point ahead of the Blue Jackets.Now, we are out of a spot and we have to chase it down now, Columbus forward Matt Duchene said. We have some big games coming up and there is a lot of time left [url=]Jordan Nolan Jersey Womens[/url] , but we need to make good on it. It has to come ASAP. We dont have any time to mess around.Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella said the time for talk is over.We just have to have some sort of urgency to try and get back into this, or we have no chance, he said. I just dont think we understand the level that we need to play at right now.There was no scoring in a rather sedate first period with Columbus putting four shots on Edmontons Mikko Koskinen and the Oilers only getting two shots on Jackets starter Joonas Korpisalo.Savard finally broke the deadlock for Columbus with 8:25 remaining in the second when he deflected Markus Nutivaaras shot past Koskinen.Edmonton responded less than two minutes later when Brodziak picked the corner after a setup pass from Joseph Gambardella, who picked up his first NHL point.McDavid set up Kassian 45 seconds into the third period to give Edmonton its first lead. Kassian tied a career high with his 14th goal of the season.Edmonton made it 3-1 when McDavids shot went off the post and then bounced off of Korpisalos back and in for his 37th of the season, putting him one point back of single-season career-high points total of 108.Nugent-Hopkins put the game away with a late power-play goal on the only man-advantage either team had on the night.NOTES: It was the second and final meeting between the teams this season, with Edmonton winning the previous matchup 4-0 on March 2. Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky was out due to an undisclosed injury. Keith Kinkaid dressed as the backup.UP NEXTBlue Jackets: at Vancouver on Sunday.Oilers: host Ottawa on Saturday. ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn is known for his offensive touch. He showed his physical side on Friday night.Ryan OReilly, Schenn and Alex Pietrangelo finished with a goal and an assist, and the Blues snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory over the Nashville Predators.Ivan Barbashev, Zach Sanford and Robby Fabbri also scored for the Blues, who posted their highest goal total in 11 games. Robert Thomas had a pair of assists, and Jake Allen made 26 saves as interim head coach Craig Berube earned his first win since taking over after Mike Yeo was fired on Monday night.The Blues scored the first two goals of the game and never trailed, splitting a home-and-home with the Predators after losing at Nashville on Wednesday. But it was two fights, one between the Blues Pat Maroon and Austin Watson and the other between Schenn and Hartman in the games first 75 seconds that set the tone.You should have heard our bench [url=]Zack Smith Jersey[/url] , Schenn said. A lot of emotion on our bench. It got us going. I think last game, we played hard, we were physical.Nick Bonino and Ryan Hartman scored for the Predators, who had their three-game winning streak snapped. Juuse Saros was pulled in favor of Pekka Rinne after giving up five goals on 15 shots.Barbashev finished on a give-and-go with Jordan Schmaltz that resulted from a Miikka Salomaki turnover, giving the Blues a 1-0 lead midway through the first period. It was the first time in six games that St. Louis got the opening goal, a streak that dated to Nov. 10.OReilly made it 2-0 Blues with 6:51 left in the first, marking St. Louis first multi-goal game in their last five contests.We stuck with it the whole time, OReilly said. We shot pucks, we were physical and we got them back on their heels thinking a bit and we kept rolling with it. Thats what we need to happen. We just kept rolling with it.Boninos power-play goal for the Predators cut the deficit to 2-1 with 5:48 left in the first. It was Nashvilles first shot on goal.They had a coaching change and we knew they were going to come out hard, especially at home and we didnt match that tonight, Predators defenseman Roman Josi said.Schenn answered 67 seconds later on a breakaway to make it 3-1 Blues.Sanford gave the Blues a 4-1 lead 46 seconds into the second off a feed from OReilly. It was Sanfords first goal in 11 games, dating to Oct. 27.Fabbri made it 5-1 Blues with 8:07 left in the second. Fabbris first goal in eight games chased Saros.Second periods, I think youve got to take a different mindset a little bit [url=]Ryan O'Reilly Jersey Womens[/url] , especially with the lead, Berube said. I thought we did a good job of playing good defense and managing the puck.It was the most goals the Predators have allowed this season. Nashville center Kyle Turris left the game in the first period, but the team gave no update after the game.Theres things we did wrong and we can do better, Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. Right from the start, right to the end.NOTES: Predators G Pekka Rinne won his 320th career game on Wednesday, passing Miikka Kiprusoff for most wins by a Finnish-born goalie in NHL history. . Blues F Robert Thomas scored his first NHL goal on Wednesday, becoming the fourth-youngest player in franchise history to score a goal at 19 years, 142 days. . The Predators scratched C Zac Rinaldo and D Matt Irwin. . The Blues scratched D Carl Gunnarsson, LW Alexander Steen and RW Nikita Soshkinov.UP NEXTNashville: Hosts Anaheim on Sunday.St. Louis: Hosts Winnipeg on Saturday.
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